Understanding Immigration Law

Author: Kevin R. Johnson,Raquel Aldana,Bill Ong Hing,Leticia Saucedo
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1422486397
Category: Law
Page: 568
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Understanding Immigration Law lays out the basics of U.S. immigration law in an accessible way to newcomers to the field. It offers background about the intellectual, historical, and constitutional foundations of U.S. immigration law. The book also identifies the factors that have historically fueled migration to the United States, including the economic "pull" of jobs and family in the United States and the "push" of economic hardship, political instability, and other facts of life in the sending country. In the middle chapters, the authors provide a capsule summary of the law concerning the admissions and removal procedures and criteria in the Immigration and Nationality Act. The book ends with a chapter speculating about the future of U.S. immigration law and the challenges and opportunities facing the nation. This book provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. immigration law. It has been designed to supplement the most widely adopted immigration law casebooks. The co-authors of Understanding Immigration Law provide up-to-date immigration law news and analysis on the ImmigrationProf blog, which can be used to ensure that teachers and students are up-to-date on recent developments in immigration law.

Understanding Immigration Law and Practice

Author: Ayodele Gansallo,Judith Bernstein-Baker
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454880333
Category: Law
Page: 738
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Understanding Immigration Law and Practice offers a thorough, accessible, and practical approach to understanding and putting to use U.S. laws and regulations to help protect refugees, bring needed workers to the U.S, and reunite families. Attuned to the sensitivity and responsibility necessary to ensuring just results in high stakes immigration cases, the authors provide readers with in-depth, information and freely offer their knowledge and insights into the complex legal issues faced by immigration clients, while proposing strategies for the professionals seeking to help them. Key Features: Authors with more than twenty-five years combined front-line experience. Compact, accessible coverage of complex fluctuating U.S. immigration law and regulations, including: Nonimmigrant visas, including B-1/B-2, H-1Bs, and visas for investment and trade. Immigration for humanitarian immigrants: asylum seekers, refugees, and SIJ, U, and T visa applicants. Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM). Lawful permanent resident applications based on family relationships, employment, and investment, including adjustment of status and consular processing. Grounds of inadmissibility, deportation, and immigration court removal processes, including waivers. Naturalization and citizenship eligibility. Balanced coverage of statutory and procedural rules with practical insights to aid in problem solving. Numerous cases for discussion, with responses on the companion website to encourage student participation and retention. Frequent vivid examples and cases from real life to assist readers in translating legal rules and theory into practice. Tools for student success, including learning objectives, marginal notes on key terms, and many documents and illustrations from actual practice. A chapter on managing the immigration practice, including performing case assessment and interviewing.

Understanding Immigration

Your Pathway to Freedom
Author: Y. P. Mazor
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781512323504
Page: 126
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Y. P. (Patrick) Mazor began his career in the law as a word processor at a large firm in Dallas, Texas. By the sixth year of working for lawyers, he had risen to the level of paralegal. Patrick's supervising attorney asked that he become familiar with immigration law so that the firm could expand its practice. Thus began an incredible journey that Mr. Mazor now shares with readers. Understanding Immigration is not a legal treatise. Rather, it is your opportunity to experience Patrick Mazor's journey and far more. "The Deep End of the Pool" shares Patrick's early mistakes and the lessons he learned. "The Alphabet Soup of Visas" presents the various visa types and their applications. "Family Based Sponsorship" talks about qualifying relationships, immediate visas, wait times, and conditional status. "Answering Some Very Difficult Questions" provides detailed explanations of questions commonly found on Citizenship and Immigration forms. For anyone with an interest in immigration law, this book will provide more than a starting point. It will provide a series of guiding lights presented in non-legalese language that can lead you to becoming a top notch paralegal in a very challenging legal field. The approach focuses on three key elements: common sense, thorough processing habits, and learning how to work successfully with the Department of Homeland Security.

Immigration and the Law

Author: Iris Teichmann
Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
ISBN: 9781583409701
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 44
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Explains the legal aspects involved in becoming a citizen of the United States.

Transforming America: Perspectives on U.S. Immigration [3 volumes]

Perspectives on U.S. Immigration
Author: Michael C. LeMay
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313396442
Category: Social Science
Page: 807
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Utilizing multiple perspectives of related academic disciplines, this three-volume set of contributed essays enables readers to understand the complexity of immigration to the United States and grasp how our history of immigration has made this nation what it is today.

The Criminal Lawyer's Guide to Immigration Law

Questions and Answers
Author: Robert James McWhirter
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590316023
Category: Law
Page: 455
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This concise guide focuses on the criminal lawyer's most common questions about immigration law and representing noncitizens, from Who exactly is an alien? to Are removal hearings conducted like criminal proceedings?

Migration and Asylum Law and Policy in the European Union

FIDE 2004 National Reports
Author: Fédération internationale pour le droit européen. Congrès
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521605588
Category: Law
Page: 476
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An international survey covering the migration and asylum laws of 15 EU member states.

Understanding immigration under NAFTA

a comprehensive guide for practitioners and businesses : a compilation of articles and analysis from Interpreter releases and Immigration briefings
Author: Federal Publications Inc
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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Recharting the Caribbean

Land, Law, and Citizenship in the British Virgin Islands
Author: Bill Maurer
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472086931
Category: History
Page: 301
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Weaves a story of statecraft and law making, of power and the construction of identity

Understanding immigration and refugee policy

contradictions and continuities
Author: Rosemary Sales
Publisher: Policy Pr
ISBN: 9781861344519
Category: Political Science
Page: 282
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This book provides an essential background to understanding these debates, and questions whether immigration controls can be justified on either ethical or practical grounds.

Everyday Law for Immigrants

Author: Victor C. Romero
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317260163
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
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Immigration is one of the most controversial topics of the decade. Citizens and pundits from across the political spectrum argue for major and disparate changes to American immigration law. Yet few know what American immigration law actually is and how it functions. Everyday Law for Immigrants is an ideal guide for U.S. citizens who want a better understanding of our immigration laws as well as for migrants who make the United States their home. Romero deftly and comprehensively explains the basic challenges immigrants and foreign nationals face not only within formal immigration policy but also within American domestic law generally, including rules promulgated by federal, state, and local entities that affect noncitizens. A concise and accessible primer for interested citizens, noncitizens, and their advocates, this book provides a bird's-eye view of U.S. immigration history, practice, and procedure, and constructively addresses the many legal issues in areas such as education, housing, and employment that affect foreigners who reside here. It includes easy-to-understand examples and an extensive appendix of print and Internet resources for further help.

Chinese Immigration Law

Author: Guofu Liu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317167015
Category: Social Science
Page: 234
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Lacking a single immigration code, Chinese immigration law is widespread, encompassing a variety of laws, regulations and policies, some of which are internal and closed. There is also no immigration cases system. These factors have combined to make the study and understanding of the system difficult for those outside or unfamiliar with this area of Chinese law. To add to this complexity, since the reform and opening-up policy in 1978, Chinese immigration law has been experiencing significant change. In particular, that brought about by the acceptance of a market economy in 1991, and with access to World Trade Organization membership in 2001. Due to the dilation of the legislation, the issue of conflict between Chinese immigration law and other Chinese laws has become serious. This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and readily-accessible reference to Chinese immigration law. It provides the necessary detail, insight and background information for a thorough understanding of this complex system. The book has been written on the basis of Chinese statutes while also including coverage of the relevant international instruments. The work draws on and compares Chinese and English language sources, making it an invaluable resource for both Chinese and non-Chinese readers alike.

Understanding Disability

Inclusion, Access, Diversity, and Civil Rights
Author: Paul T. Jaeger,Cynthia Ann Bowman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275982263
Category: History
Page: 165
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Although 54 million Americans have a disability, few discussions of the issue address its various compenents in a holistic manner. The authors, both of whom have experienced disability, tackle complex issues facing the disabled, including access, diversity, and civil rights, in a human-centered manner.

Business Immigration Law

Strategies for Employing Foreign Nationals
Author: Rodney A. Malpert,Amanda Petersen
Publisher: Law Journal Press
ISBN: 9781588520920
Category: Law
Page: 780
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Provides pragmatic advice on the nonimmigrant work authorization, including: specialty occupations (H-1Bs); intra-company transfers from abroad (L-1); treaty traders/investors (E-1 and E-2) and more.

Inside Immigration Law

Migration Management and Policy Application in Germany
Author: Tobias G. Eule
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131711616X
Category: Law
Page: 172
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Inside Immigration Law analyses the practice of implementing immigration law, examining the different political and organisational forces that influence the process. Based on unparalleled academic access to the German migration management system, this book provides new insights into the ’black box’ of regulating immigration, revealing how the application of immigration law to individual cases can be chaotic, improvised and sometimes arbitrary, and either informed or distorted by the complex, politically laden and changeable nature of both German and EU immigration laws. Drawing on extensive empirical material, including participant observation, interviews and analyses of public as well as confidential documents in German immigration offices, Inside Immigration Law unveils the complex practices of decision-making and work organisation in a politically contested environment. A comparative, critical evaluation of the work of offices that examines the discretion and client interactions of bureaucrats, the management of legal knowledge and symbolism and the relationships between immigration offices and external political forces, this book will be of interest to sociologists, legal scholars and political scientists working in the areas of migration, integration and the study of work and organisations.

Opening the Floodgates

Why America Needs to Rethink its Borders and Immigration Laws
Author: Kevin R. Johnson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814743005
Category: Law
Page: 289
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Seeking to re-imagine the meaning and significance of the international border, Opening the Floodgates makes a case for eliminating the border as a legal construct that impedes the movement of people into this country. Open migration policies deserve fuller analysis, as evidenced by President Barack Obama’s pledge to make immigration reform a priority. Kevin R. Johnson offers an alternative vision of how U.S. borders might be reconfigured, grounded in moral, economic, and policy arguments for open borders. Importantly, liberalizing migration through an open borders policy would recognize that the enforcement of closed borders cannot stifle the strong, perhaps irresistible, economic, social, and political pressures that fuel international migration. Controversially, Johnson suggests that open borders are entirely consistent with efforts to prevent terrorism that have dominated immigration enforcement since the events of September 11, 2001. More liberal migration, he suggests, would allow for full attention to be paid to the true dangers to public safety and national security.

Laws Harsh As Tigers

Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern Immigration Law
Author: Lucy E. Salyer
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807864319
Category: Law
Page: 360
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Focusing primarily on the exclusion of the Chinese, Lucy Salyer analyzes the popular and legal debates surrounding immigration law and its enforcement during the height of nativist sentiment in the early twentieth century. She argues that the struggles between Chinese immigrants, U.S. government officials, and the lower federal courts that took place around the turn of the century established fundamental principles that continue to dominate immigration law today and make it unique among branches of American law. By establishing the centrality of the Chinese to immigration policy, Salyer also integrates the history of Asian immigrants on the West Coast with that of European immigrants in the East. Salyer demonstrates that Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans mounted sophisticated and often-successful legal challenges to the enforcement of exclusionary immigration policies. Ironically, their persistent litigation contributed to the development of legal doctrines that gave the Bureau of Immigration increasing power to counteract resistance. Indeed, by 1924, immigration law had begun to diverge from constitutional norms, and the Bureau of Immigration had emerged as an exceptionally powerful organization, free from many of the constraints imposed upon other government agencies.